Cret chairlift line

Portes du Soleil

A nice line if there is decent snow on the skiers R of chairlift, where there are plenty of nice small trees.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
688 m
Ascent
2 m
Descent
275 m
Low Point
1 km
High Point
1.3 km
Gradient
31˚
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Description

From the green slope "Pingouin" our line is on the skiers R of the TSD du Cret Béni. There is nothing complicated as the steepness of the line doesn't exceed 35 degrees and this is an area where small trees are everywhere. These trees are the main danger on this line, as in case of low snow cover accidents can happen and it might be difficult to organise rescue. Have a look at the weather as it can be icy if it has rained or if there has been freeze/thaw. You join the bottom of the chairlift again, allowing access again to the main skiing area. Other than making sure you take the right line, there isn't much to worry about on this line but don't go there with low snow cover unless you want to wreck your skis.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees

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